Information science (IS) and libraryscience (LS) are two interrelated disciplines which both address issues related to information. In response to the impact of information technology, the discipline of LS has
Information Science. The data was retrieved from Thomson Reuters Web of Science and JCR during January 2012.
The report cards for the top 20 journals overall and the top 20 journals in the Information and LibraryScience
derived from and related to such fields as mathematics, logic, linguistics, psychology, computer technology, operations research, the graphic arts, communications, libraryscience, management, and other similar fields”. After 30 years, Saracevic ( 1999
Science & LibraryScience” from the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 2009. The results were refined to keep only the types “article” and “proceedings paper” that correspond to the scientific activities most susceptible to collaboration. The records located
TheDissertation Abstracts database was searched online to study patterns in the growth of scholarship from 1880–1984. The total number of degrees granted per year as well as the number of degrees granted per year in the hard sciences, social sciences, and library science seems to be leveling off; the number in fine arts and literature has begun to decline; and the number in information science, computer science, and the health sciences continues to grow. SearchingDissertation Abstracts online offers an efficient and relatively inexpensive way to obtain quantitative data for trend analysis.
Aging is one of the properties of scientific and technical literature. The knowledge of the laws of aging is very important in the science of science, information science and library science. Methodological errors in studying the aging process cause wrong results. By means of non-traditional processing of well-known empiric data the author refutes such generally accepted ideas as the idea of very rapid aging of literature, the idea of more rapid aging of publications on rapidly developing fields of knowledge, the idea of the maximum of book use being only in a few years after its publication, and some other ideas.
This study investigates Ted Nelson’s works and the influence of his hypertext concept through citation analysis, including
citation counting, characteristics of citing articles on language, document type, citing year, discipline, and citation content.
The selection of the Nelson’s works was based on searching Library Literature & Information Science, Library and Information
Science Abstracts, Google and Yahoo search engines. The citation data were compiled from the database of Web of Science. The
results of the study reveal that hypertext has directly great impact on information retrieval and world wide web; therefore,
the concept has had profound influence on information, library and computer science disciplines. Moreover, the influence of
Nelson’s works spreads to other disciplines variously, especially on education, literature, business and economics, engineering,
sociology, psychology, etc. The citation context analysis of citing articles on information and library science reveals that
(1) definition, orientation and general introduction of hypertext; (2) relation of Vannevar Bush and Ted Nelson in terms of
hypertext; (3) Nelson’s Xanadu system and its component of hypertext; (4) the application of hypertext in information science
and library science are four most citing purpose.
Authors:R. Rice, Christine Borgman, Diane Bednarski and P. Hart
Citation analysis is a useful method for studying a wide range of topics in bibliometrics and the sociology of science. However, many challenges have been made to the validity and reliability of the underlying assumptions, the data, and the methods used in citation studies. This article addresses these issues in three parts. First is a brief review of validity and reliability issues in citation research. Next we explore measurement error in a principal source of journal-to-journal citation data, the Institute for Scientific Information'sJournal Citation Reports. Possible sources of measurement error include discrepancies between citing and cited data, changed or deleted journal titles, aberrant abbreviations, and listing algorithms. The last section is a detailed description of ways to overcome some of the measurement errors. The data and examples are drawn from a journal-to-journal citation study in the fields of Communication, Information Science, and Library Science.
The article covers the period 1989–1998. It investigates the results and meaningfulness of applying the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI, ISI, USA) to publication and citation studies of nine selected Social Science research areas in Scandinavia by analysing the international visibility, the research profiles, and relative citation impact. The study demonstrates that the areas Economics, Political Science, Sociology & Anthropology, Social Policy, Language & Linguistics, and, for Denmark and Finland, Information & Library Science as well as, for Sweden, Management studies, are well anchored internationally with a visibility in line with common S&T domains. The journal article world share of the region is increasing rapidly. Other small European countries, like the Netherlands, are even more substantially represented as regards citation analyses. The conclusion is that SSCI, although biased towards Anglo-American publications, actually makes room for valid bibliometric and scientometric analyses of research published by Scandinavian and other smaller countries with English as the second language in journals regarded international by ISI.
Highly cited articles are interesting because of the potential association between high citation counts and high quality research.
This study investigates the 82 most highly cited Information Science and Library Science’ (IS&LS) articles (the top 0.1%)
in the Web of Science from the perspectives of disciplinarity, annual citation patterns, and first author citation profiles.
First, the relative frequency of these 82 articles was much lower for articles solely in IS&LS than for those in IS&LS and
at least one other subject, suggesting that that the promotion of interdisciplinary research in IS&LS may be conducive to
improving research quality. Second, two thirds of the first authors had an h-index in IS&LS of less than eight, show that
much significant research is produced by researchers without a high overall IS&LS research productivity. Third, there is a
moderate correlation (0.46) between citation ranking and the number of years between peak year and year of publication. This
indicates that high quality ideas and methods in IS&LS often are deployed many years after being published.